[SFIRE001] Cometa - Ralph and Robert
Cometa is a truly captivating artist of some considerable merit. Being able to create wonderful music and sound constructions in a very accomplished manner. He is able to capture many essences and feelings, in an emotive and touching way, being able to cope with the expression of moods and sensations over many genres, with an amazing ability to fuse everything from classical to electronic minimalism. As an artist, he is a very idealistic and philosophic human being, with a heart of gold. The latter being the best fusion that his musical expression can and does convey. I believe Cometa, the artist to be truly avant garde and at the vanguard of a musical revolution. Change through cultural means, is something I fully support and, in that sense, have a strong belief in that aspect of his beautiful creative ability.
(presentation by Ivan1984 - http://www.jamendo.com/en/user/Ivan1984)
Ralph and Robert
Il teatro della ripetizione si oppone al teatro della rappresentazione, come il movimento si oppone al concetto e alla rappresentazione che lo riferisce al concetto. Nel teatro della ripetizione, si provano delle forze pure, delle linee dinamiche nello spazio che agiscono sulla mente senza intermediazioni e che la congiungono direttamente alla natura e alla storia, un linguaggio che parla prima delle parole, dei gesti che si elaborano prima dei corpi organizzati, delle maschere che vengono prima dei volti, degli spettri e dei fantasmi prima dei personaggi...
Deleuze, G. Différence et répétition, Paris 1968
Dedicato a Raffaele e Roberto
An album of great evocative power to the voices and sounds. "Ralph and Robert" has a melody that enchants the mind and then leads to a possible catharsis. Alternate sounds that repeat inhibits thought (it is a bit hypnotic for instance) and other sounds in which, consequently, is free energy. A very vital event and characteristic of meditatio. Open, thus, sensitive vibration spaces where you can let your consciousness flow. Not only, presents a rhythmic variety able to touch a large number of internal connections. In fact you can even hear tribal rhythms. It's really a great song that strikes since first listen. The voices are very evocative and caress the mind. After hearing this song a sense of purity will find space in your mind and your body (10). "Streets of Suburbia" is a song of great beauty. It has an aesthetic ideal and thus creates a framework of realistic emotions of real life. Emotions that are inside us when we not pursue unnecessary ambitions. It's the song of being and not having. I find it wonderful(10). "Silence" is still immersed in this beauty. Time runs slow, the past is no longer your master and there is no movement toward the future. Only here with his silence. Is here now (10). "Fog" is like a return to the world around you. Watch the world and learn to have a pleasing softness. Inner space you have and this is the smoothness(10). "Touch Me" is an invitation to others to approach. It's a mysterious song that surprise in the second part. In the end you have the feeling of sharing(9). "I'am waiting" really expresses awaiting and impatience, calm and restlessness. But but a star shining, is the one of which has met its deep connection(9). Even the cover is significant. Friendship is crossed by the light.
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June 20, 2009
Review by Ivan1984 on Jamendo
The first track starts just as I'd expect, with a lovely balance that is at the same time a little wavering. Quite serene in its minimalism, music from a deep peacefulness. Slightly reminiscent of Pink Floyd in some of its tonality, up and down (Dark Side of the Moon). Then the pace picks up rhythmically, an ancient tribalism, round the fire of life. Nicely and naturally passionate. Like tapping into some consciousness from aeons ago. As it progresses it finds a quieter focus, but nonetheless retaining its energy and bringing you back down gently. Such was Ralph and Robert.
A glissade of strings takes you through the Streets of Suburbia, through tree-lined avenues with a gently warming sunshine on your face. Lovely melodiousness from the synthetic sound and bass, warms you up to a gentle voice, that lulls the senses. The tune carries you beautifully and builds elegantly, with a scattering of percussion. A pedestrian paradise indeed, where no dogs do bark.
Silence. Again, more gentleness and soulful meanderings with the voice layer intertwining with the melody, which brings on some nice freeform percussion. Quite stark at first but it soon blends in perfectly well, forming a whole bigger than the parts from which it is made. How to depict silence, when there is no such thing, but with an interpretation, and this is more than just a valid subjectivism. It's a magical trip into sound manipulation trying to be nothing and suceeding in placating the stress of my day, so something subliminally creeps into the construction to soothe my ragged nerves. And thirteen is my lucky number for sure. Even on a Friday. Quite sensual with its gentle strokes as it encapsulates that which is quiet. Then towards the end an echoing fanfare in tribute of Silence, with an angelic chorus floating in the aetheric realm into which my spirit now is. Thanks for that one. Very nice.
Fog has a misty sense of drama about it, and continues the overall sense of perfect ease with which this music besets the senses. It's like a aural massage of the mind. Wonderful that sound can gain such profundity in its effect. I love the drums again, but then I was once a drummer myself, and now how difficult it is to get it right, instead of just bashing away. That has its place and this is not it, here it fits in brilliantly. A smattering of organwork as the track recovers and works its way to the end.
The following track, Touch Me, does touch profoundly. It is a sweet suite of suitable sounds and combinations. Nice work with the vocals, again the consistency of the music remains overall, the final track patiently waiting for me to hear it. Not insistent just waiting. And then here it is, almost like it's the whole point of the album in a curious sense, all things being subjective! Still that gentle touch, but somehow maybe a touch more profound and a summation of the sense of holism, that I picked up on earlier, like a prophetic insight to how this album would end. That's one word: beautifully. A fine accomplishment by Cometa. Thanks for sharing this elegant album.